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Overview of the class:

The main goal of the class will be to summarize the findings during to two days' conference and to provide a broader overview of the developments in the nuclear industry as a whole. The scope of the review will consider the development of successful nuclear projects from start to finish and further to operation and maintenance. Kostadin in planning to lead the discussions and to outline some of the principles in the structuring and the negotiations of nuclear contracts.

This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to discuss the legal and regulatory aspects of the nuclear projects, as well as plenty of practical examples from the recent years of nuclear developments. The workshop will focus on every issue the participants want to raise and will be suitable for representatives of the clients, nuclear technology providers, governmental bodies, financial institutions and engineering companies. The class provides a good opportunity for broadening your vision for the nuclear industry.

About your workshop leader:

Kostadin Sirleshtov is a Partner at CMS Cameron McKenna and leads the Energy, Projects and Construction team of the firm in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is a Bulgarian qualified lawyer, holding a diploma in EU and UK law from the Cambridge University. Kostadin has specialized utility and PPP law in Italy, UK, Austria and the USA. Before joining CMS in 2006, Kostadin worked for the Minister of energy and energy resources of Bulgaria and was part of the working group for the preparation of the current Bulgarian Nuclear Law and the Energy Act. He was part of the team contributing to the structuring of the second Bulgarian nuclear project "Belene" in the period 2002-2004. As part of CMS Cameron McKenna, Kostadin led the team advising ENEL on the acquisition of 49% of the "Belene" NPP project with project value exceeding 8 billion EUR. CMS Sofia team also advised Iberdrola for their decommissioning project for Units 1-4 of Kozloduy NPP. Kostadin Sirleshtov represents Toshiba/Westinghouse and has deep understanding of their leading AP 1000 technology. He is among the few lawyers who have worked successfully with the three leading nuclear technologies VVER (Russia), AP 1000 (USA) and Candu (Canada).

CMS is the pre-eminent provider of high quality legal and tax advice in Europe. As an organisation of nine independent law and tax firms which includes our firm CMS Cameron McKenna, CMS offers deep local expertise combined with extensive industry-specific knowledge right across Europe.

Each CMS member firm is a market leader in its own jurisdiction and together we have more than 1,000 years of experience. Our detailed knowledge of industries, plus extensive European presence, means that CMS is uniquely qualified to provide highly specialised advice that adds value to your business.

CMS has a common culture and a shared heritage that is distinctively European. Our single organisation of practice groups and sector groups provides clients with high quality advice that is seamless, client-driven and coordinated across borders. With 54 offices across Western and Central Europe employing a total staff of 4,600, CMS has the most extensive European footprint.

At CMS, we understand your business and can analyse complicated legal and tax issues to find sophisticated business solutions that help you achieve your commercial goals. New ideas in business are always emerging and evolving, and CMS is an essential part of this development.

Our clients expect the best … both from themselves and their professional advisors. We pride ourselves on creating strong and trusted client relationships, as well as on providing advice that is both practical and solution-oriented.

If you are active in business in Europe or considering such a move, CMS is quite simply your foremost first and best choice for high quality legal and tax advice.

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Introduction of the workshop and the participants

9:30 Partnering agreements to win and deliver nuclear projects

10:00 Managing risks in nuclear contracts

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Financing nuclear projects

11:30 Long term service contracts

12:00 Close of Workshop


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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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